MrKnesh wrote:What kills me is that making broad statements about a large group of people like "gentlemen aren't nice" is just fucking wrong. A person can be nice, a person can be mean, but a whole group of people dedicated to servitude and white-knighting of women should not be treated with such disrespect.
Now, I don't feel that women need to be white-knighted, and in fact the way in which the feminist rhetoric would suggest that they require no means of support from men at all, gentlemen should be nothing but a thing of the past.
as much as i copmpletely agree with you that it is and always has been hypocritical to make sweeping derogatory statements about one sex and then blindly praise the other, perhaps the real issue here is one of semantics?
i didn't listen to the song the first time i clicked this topic, for a few reasons, the main one being i started to and didn't really like it. came to visit again and just took a quick listen and look at the lyrics.
are we sure if this particular song is trying to demonise the entire male sex? the use of the word GENTLEman is the key thing to note here.. and also that in the video she is appearing as a sort of exotic dancer. maybe she means a certain type of person, men who calls themselves "gentlemen" when they are actually far from it... especially in how they treat women.
you could maybe call that sexist stereotyping too though, but i would also say it's the same for women, know plenty of them who consider themselves classy ladies or think they are so amazing when they are actually assholes.
also as a feminist i would tell you my view of the "feminist rhetoric" is pretty far from not needing support from men at all. how could we exist as equals in a society if we shun and disrespect the other half of the human race and forget to give them the same recognition and respect we have been asking for for so long? i know a lot of anti-male feminists have distorted this view of it, but i know lots of them who do not agree with man-bashing and also a few males who are feminists.
not defending her views if she does actually mean to condemn all men, because i think that's stupid. i don't know what any of her other stuff is like nor have i ever heard of her before tbh. what a dick for using the remix without paying bryan though.